Nikon D80 or Nikon D90

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by pratik patel, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. pratik patel macrumors newbie

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    past few months have been looking to buy a new DSLR have zeroed out on Nikon D80 and D90,

    should i go with D80 18 to 135 mm lens or d 90 18-105mm lens.

    Thank you,

    Pratik.
     
  2. NinjaMonkey macrumors regular

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    The D90 is cleaner at high ISO and the metering seems to be a bit better than the D80.

    As for the lenses I have the 18-105 and I'd say it's okay. There is some distortion at 18mm. It is a pretty good starter lense but depending on what you are going to shoot you may want to upgrade eventually.

    I've never used the 18-135 so I can't give an opinion on that.
     
  3. pratik patel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks dude.... :)
     
  4. iTiki macrumors 6502

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    I have the D90 with the 16-85 VR and love it. Just another combo to consider.
     
  5. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    The D90 is a great body (I have one and love it), but it is nearly twice as expensive as what you can find a used D80 for so just make sure it's worth it to you. I shoot every single day, so it was worth it for me, with the main advantages being:

    - Better high ISO performance
    - Bigger, brighter, better LCD screen -- this thing is fantastic
    - Improved matrix metering

    Other smaller things that add up for me also are:
    - Live view (I don't use it often, but on occasion it's *really* handy)
    - Built-in anti-dust feature

    And of course there's video if you care, but I still haven't used that except for shooting one test vid just to see how it works.

    Those changes made it worth the extra $400 and change over a D80 for me.
     

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